1982 Vauxhall Cavalier L 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
The epitome of reliability, comfort and driver enjoyment
Tyres wore very quickly and had to be replaced three times during 1990 alone.
Stereo packed up after 79,000 miles.
Cut out three times during last six months of ownership.
Overall, the Cavalier was a very reliable car which gave good comfort and strong performance, showing little sign of its advancing mileage and age.
It was a superb bargain at £1,700, when it was six years old. Three years later I traded it in and got a disappointing £500. The next time I passed the forecourt it was up for sale at £700.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th February, 2006